What is the proper mailing list for server issues?

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis@SystematicSw.ab.ca
Sat Apr 22 08:59:00 GMT 2017

On 2017-04-21 09:06, Gluszczak, Glenn wrote:
> On 4/21/2017 2:35 AM, Greywolf wrote:
> Agree, it's nothing to do with Cygwin.com.
> Check for a firewall on your local machine. Check your home router to
> see if it has a firewall with restrictions.
> Perhaps you're passing through a proxy server or firewall at the ISP?
> Try traceroute or wget to analyze what site you're really attaching to.
>> I am having a server issue that neither I nor my ISP seem to be able 
>> to resolve with regards to connecting to Cygwin.com -- namely, only 
>> from my house, I get a 403 Forbidden.

Check your and Cygwin.com's IPs locally and from a web site providing 
DNS lookups and compare with whois lookups.

> This is _your_ problem. Something has caused you to not be able to
> reach cygwin.com properly. What IP address does cygwin.com resolve
> to?
> Does using the IP address directly work for you?
> $ ping cygwin.com
> Pinging cygwin.com [] with 32 bytes of data:
>> I've been round with my ISP and they are unable to reproduce the 
>> issue; the response I get from here is "contact your ISP".  So who do 
>> I contact about this?  Not being able to automagically fetch the 
>> mirror list is annoying, and not being able to reach the site to see 
>> about updates and such is similarly so.
> Understandable but nothing we can do from here.

403 is a server response e.g. folder without {index,default,home}.htm{,l} 
or it could maybe result from a net block DNS BL or RBL provider hit, 
although my checks of eddie.starwolf.com on a few return no hits.

Try {wget,curl,lynx} and different browsers against combinations of 
(echo above to see the 16 urls) and see what results you get.

Then contact sourceware.org support sourcemaster at sourceware dot org 
to see what their server logs say.

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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